Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Box Office: “Halloween Ends” But the Money Begins as Final Chapter Scores Huge Previews



Well, Universal put in the time, and now it’s paid off. “Halloween Ends,” the final chapter in the 40 year Halloween franchise, hit a home run last night.

Preview screenings brought in $5.4 million. Or as we like to say, the movie scared up a fright! (Those cliches won’t be used again.)

Jamie Lee Curtis has been everywhere doing everything all at once. Let’s hope she has a nice piece of the ‘back end.’ (No, this isn’t a cannibal movie.) “Halloween Ends” can add on a nice $25 mil this weekend.

Gory hallelujah!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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